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 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Batteries at Tyee facility to be replaced

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board approved $97,750 to replace the backup battery bank at the Tyee Lake hydro facility at a regular board meeting last Thursday. Early last month, Petersburg and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Unofficial results: Jensen reelected as mayor, Stanton Gregor, Tremblay voted on to assembly

Unofficial poll numbers show Mark Jensen returning for another three year term as mayor and incumbent Jeigh Stanton Gregor and Chelsea Tremblay elected to the borough assembly in the municipal...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Town without power for 2.5 hours

The borough's diesel generators began providing power to Petersburg Sunday afternoon after a failure in a Southeast Alaska Power Agency transmission line left the community without electricity for...

 

Yesterday's News

October 3, 1919 The Petersburg Hospital Association is collecting money to be used to secure the services of a trained nurse for the institution. Subscription lists are being circulated asking businessmen and others to agree to pay monthly amounts....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Moose harvest numbers above five-year average

This year's moose harvest looks to be above the five- year average with the moose count at 64 just 17 days into the season. Between 2014 and 2018, the average moose count for this time of the season w...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Medical center recognized for medication assisted treatment

The Petersburg Medical Center's Joy Janssen Clinic was awarded the 2019 Golden Stethoscope Award for its medication assisted treatment program for substance abuse by the Alaska State Hospital &...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor: As someone who appreciates smoke-free indoor workplaces and public places, I want to say thank you to everyone in our community for supporting the Alaska Smokefree Workplace Law in our beautiful town. I am thrilled to see that our...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Tyee Lake 60' above year-ago water levels

The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,344.9 feet on Monday, which is roughly 60 feet higher than it was this time last year. As part of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Lake dedicates its...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Petersburg below normal levels of rainfall

Despite being the second wettest month out of the year for Petersburg, September was slightly below the normal 13.65 inch rainfall amount at 12.21 inches, according to Dan Hartsock, a meteorologist...

 

Alaskans will see increased jellyfish sightings

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The number of moon jellyfish floating in Alaska waters has increased and residents should be prepared, scientists said. Warm ocean temperatures and plentiful food in the form of zooplankton have contributed to the increased...

 

Report: Alaska's 2018 violent crime rate highest in 5 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had its highest violent crime rate in five years in 2018, with rises in rapes and aggravated assault helping drive the increase. But the state’s overall crime rate dropped, with property crimes down. The Alaska...

 

Police report

September 24 — Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on Dolphin St. The individual agreed to leave the area. Extra patrols were requested on S. Nordic Dr. September 25 — Escaped chickens were roaming around on Excel St. The owner...

 

Court report

Sept. 17 — Brandon J. Johnson was charged with burglary 1st degree, vehicle theft in the 1st degree, three counts of assault in the 3rd degree, theft in the 2nd degree/firearm and misconduct involving controlled substances/weapons 4th degree. The...

 
 By MARY C. MARTIN    News    October 3, 2019

Fishermen catch 2 billionth sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay

This year, during the fishery's 2nd largest harvest on record, Bristol Bay commercial fishermen hit another historic number: the 2 billionth sockeye salmon caught by commercial fishermen since...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 3, 2019

Boys cross country team and Melanie Chase win at regionals

Both the boys and girls Petersburg cross country teams will be competing in the state meet this weekend, after the boys team came in first place and the girls team came in second at Regionals....

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The nation’s farmers of the sea are hoping for a helping hand from Uncle Sam to train future generations of fishermen. It would mirror programs in place for nearly 160 years for U.S. farmers and ranchers. Federal backing of training programs for...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon are now present throughout freshwater systems in the area while marine catch rates are steadily declining. Recent rain events have created good conditions for coho salmon to enter freshwater. Try fishing for coho salmon in...

 

Nearly every Alaska will get $1,606 dividend

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly every Alaska resident will be $1,606 richer next week when they get their share of the state’s oil wealth. The Alaska Department of Revenue announced the amount of this year’s check in a release Friday. It said...

 

Gov. Dunleavy signs order that would affect state worker unions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has signed an administrative order he says is needed to protect free speech rights of state employees and whether they want to associate with unions. The order calls for new procedures to allow employees to...

 

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